I guess I have all those mental deficiencies, but you knew that.
Actually, Bullheimer, a big serving spoon works way better than a belt....You don't have to swing it hard at all to make the little fanny sting like the devil. I learned that one from my 6th grade principal.
I have a WAY better relationship with the 2 kids that I spanked than the one I didn't. Those 2 are now productive members of society.
The one I didn't spank when she needed it is now so defiant and belligerant and lazy that my wife and I are considering sending her to boot camp. Yeah it will cost a fortune, but maybe it'll make a change in her attitude.
As soon as they are old enough to defy you openly and are aware that they are being defiant that they is when the spankings should commence.
Every time I got my *** beat with a belt when I was a kid I deserved it.